Good nutrition is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. But even when you are trying to eat a healthy diet, it can be confusing trying to sort through all of the information available about nutrition and food choices.
Three Simple Ways to Improve Your Eating Habits
Experts claim the healthiest diets are rich in fruits and vegetables, because these foods are full of healthful nutrients and fiber. Eat fruits and veggies in a variety of colors – red, orange, yellow, purple, green and white. And don't forget to:
- Choose less meat and fat, go for more fruits and veggies.
- Fill half of your plate with fruits and vegetables. Make at least half your grains "whole grains."
- Swap artery-clogging creamy sauces and dressings with marinades or dressings made with olive oil (a heart-healthy fat) and herbs.
Kathleen Zelman, MPH, RD, LD, (biography), is an award-winning journalist and nutrition expert. Read her articles and listen to her online seminars below:
- Back-to-School Basics for Healthier Kids and Adults
- Best Holiday Ideas
- Best Weight Loss Tips Ever
- Diet and Lifestyle Changes that Go the Distance
- Eating a Diet Closer to the Earth – From Vegetarian to Flexitarian
- Eating Right at Every Age – 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s and Beyond
- Eating for Heart Health
- Eating Healthy on a Shoestring Budget
- Eating to Prevent and Control Diabetes
- Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sweeteners: from Agave to Stevia
- Food 101: The Truth about What You Eat
- For Women Only: Keeping Healthy Through Nutrition
- Forever Young Nutrition: Perimenopause and Beyond
- Good Nutrition Starts in the Grocery Store
- Healing Foods: Let Food be Thy Medicine
- Holiday Survival
- Keeping Food Safe in the Kitchen, at Picnics and on the Buffet
- Meal Planning and Cooking Healthy Meals
- Mindful Eating: Discouraging Emotional and Disordered Eating
- Mood Boosters and Instant Energizers
- Myth Busters: Diet Myths That Keep Us Fat
- Nourishing Healthy Kids and Promoting Healthier Lives for our Children
- The Secrets to Breaking Bad Habits
- Simple Swaps for Better Health
- Test Your Food IQ